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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER
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INTERESTING OIL LITIGATION. .'
Xlne Folnt Growing out of Cairo Develop
ment, An interesting piece of oil litigation
growing out of the Cairo oil develop
ment, was instituted in tho circuit
court of Ritchie county yesterday by
Amos Steelsmlth, of Butler, Pa.,
through V. B. Archer, Esq., of this
city, his attorney, against James Gart
lan, of Pittsburg.
It seems that on tho 11th day of Feb
ruary, 1895, Mrs. McGregor leased her
farm consisting of ,123 acres to James
Oartlan for tho term of five years, con
ditioned that a test well was to bo put
down within sixty days, or in default a
monthly rental of fifty dollars was to
bo paid. One of tho conditions of the
lease was that all wells should bo pro
vided with tho best known means of
producing tho greatest quantity of oil.
And a failure to comply with any of
the conditions of tho lease rendered
the same null nnd void.
It is charged by tho plaintiff that al
though Gartlan entered upon said tract
of land and put down a well through
the Big Injun sand which made a show
ing for oil, yet he never tested the sand,
and afterwards sold tho rig and casing
which were removed from tho lease
and in April last wholly abandoned
tho lease, and la October Mr. Steel
smith obtained a lease of tho tract
from Mrs. McGregor and has entered
upon the land and is engaged in put
ting down a well. Journal.
Progrosalvo Euchro Party.
Mrs. W. B. Loomis entertained a
number of her lady friends Thursday
st one of tho pleasantcst companies of
Progressive euchro was the order of
entertainment which deeply engrossed
twenty-four ladies for two hours on
this occasion. Mrs. Winifred Laing
carried off tho first prize, a glace pic
ture of "Tho Angelas" neatly framed,
and Miss Parker received tho consola
tion prize, a jewel case.
A dainty suppei of several courses
was served at five o'clock.
Thoso present were Mrs. Lyman,
Mrs. J. P. Laing, Mrs. Winifred Laing,
Mrs. K. D. Cooke, Mrs. Boswortb, Mrs.
Cadwallader, Mrs. Putnam, Mrs. P. S.
Turner, Mrs. J. II. Grafton, Mrs. Geo.
Grafton, Mrs. Lobdell, Mrs. Clerc, Mrs.
Connor, Mis. Hill, Mrs. West, Mrs. J.
E. Hall, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. E W. Buoll,
Mrs. T. F. Davis, Mrs. M. N. Loomis,
Mrs. Hogan, Miss Cotton, Miss Parker.
A Tool Dressor Seriously Hurt.
SiSTEnsviLLE, W. Va., Nov. 12. Yes
terday afternoon Joseph Ballentine, a
tool dresser, who was at work on a
well at Ben's Run, about eight miles
south of this place, met with a terrible
accident which will result in his losing
his left arm. He was engaged in as
sisting the driller to draw tho tools from
the hole, when in some manner his left
arm was caught by tho cable on tho
bull wheel and before it could bo
stopped the arm was terribly crushed
and broken by the tremendous pressure.
The injuries are so great that tho phy
sicians have no hope of saving the arm
and it will probably be amputated at
tho elbow today.
Mr. Ballentine lives near Bellaire,
where he has a wife and several child
ren. Ho is a brother of W. E. Ballen
tine, of Parkersburg, and Samuel Bal
lentine, of Marietta.
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IN A TEAODP.
BV GENEVIEVE I BKOWKE.
Ilnxry Ellard had risen half an hour
earlier than usual this morning, to give
himself sufficient time to writo a letter
upon which his entire future happiness
depended so ho told himself; but the
half hour had elapsed "beforo ho had
been nblo to formulate his thoughts
satisfactorily. IIo was duo at his offlco
In 20 mhrutcp, during which time
it would bo necessary for him to shave
nnd consume his brealtfost. So, with
out further attempt at elaboration, he
dashed off what ho had to say, sealed
tho letter nnJ wrote her Christian
narao on the envelope, placing the
stamp on tho wrong side. Why he had
not written tho letter the previous even
ing, during whlchi he employed several
hours in meditation concerning it, is.n
conundrum that only a. man in love can
After ornamenting his f aco generous
ly with ugly little, razor scars, ho hur
riedly completed hia toilet and rang
vigorously for tho bell boy.
"Ilere, Alexander, take this letter and
mall it for me." He handed him a but-
"ANGIE, YOU HOAX!"HE.CmnD.
Ion instead of a dime, and rushed down
tho hotel corridor to stop tho descend
Alexander stared after him, then
looked at tho button, gihmed and
turned the letter oer.
"Ain't got any address stamp on
wrong side. Well, I guess he knows hia
business." And he dropped it into
A month passed. Harry had rccehed
no .reply, and became in consequence
extremely uneasy, thinking that per
haps in his haste ho had written some
thing that might have offended the re
cipient, or that tho letter had not
reached its destination. Alexander ob
served his patron's discomfiture w 1th a
troubled conscience, for ho was fond of
him becauso ho tipped him moro lib
erally than anyone else in tho hotel.
Tho letter wns returned in due time
from the dead letter office, and Alex
ander v.as intrusted to take it to Mr.
Ellard's Toom. no rested on the stair
way and thought the matter O'ver. He
did not wish to lay himself liable to
leproof for his carelessness. He knew
that when a man makes a fool of him
self it is not well for anyone who
acknowledges ho knows it.
The envelope was addressed simply:
Alexander remembered certain rose-
tinted nptQp that were strewn
Mr. Ellard's dresser, signed: ''Yo
nl ways, Agnes. No. W, street
the lady, doubtless, for whom the let
ter was intended, and Instead of re
turning it to the writer, ho delivered it
nt the abovo address.
Agnes Moran read it with a gleam, of
triumph in her eyes.
"At last!" she exclaimed. "I had a
severe struggle landing that flsh
wealthy, handsome, healthy, tho beau
Ideal of ouir circle. What a triumph! I
wondered why ho was so silent nnd
lackadaisical the last timo ho called.
But how is this! The letter is dated
Ootober 1 it Is now tho Cth of Novem
ber. Tho envelope has been opened
how odd! oh " nnd upon examining
it closely she realized what had hap
pened and laughed heartily.
"Poor fellow and he has been In un
certainty for over a month. But what
possessed htm to send the letter In this
condition alter its return! Perhaps to
let me know how perturbed he has been."
Well, no matter. IIo shall know hfafnfc
by to-night. 'The first thing to do Is to
go over to see Angie Fairfax and tell
her the news. Hateful thing she
plnycd her cards hard to get him. She
will squirm with jealousy." And the
black-eyed, red-lipped, round, lithe
damsel started off at a deliberate self
conscious pace with her head up, as a
fine young animal which has tasted
blood nnd knows where more prey can
She found Angie in her modest bou
doir, before a dainty white dressing
"What do you think, dear," cried
Agnes, breaking In upon her calm, nnd
throwing her luxurious flguro into a
dimity-covered chair, "tho strangest
thlnfc has-happened arid I hover corne
to spend tho whole aftcrn6on;r arid
evening to tell you ntloutit." Sho'hanoT
ed Angie tho letter, watching her nar
rowly. Angle's hand trembled slightly
as she saw the writing, then she read
it aloud with perfect composure.
"My Doareat Girl: I address you thus
becauso you have alwaj'3 been so to me
because, from tho first time I saw you,
you seemed to belong to my life.
Tou nro so dlllcrcnt from the women
about jou so sincere, puro and simple a
mountain flower against hothouso plants;
and although I havo lived In this whirl of
society for years, I long for a restful at
mosphere, such as your lovo might glvo
I havo written this to tell you that I can
not call on you again until 1 know In what
capacity I may come. If It la to bo only
as jour friend and I will bo your friend
n3 long as j ou will allow mo It would be
a kindness In you to let me know at once.
In deep anxiety, HARRY."
"A mountain flower!" laughed Agnes.
"Ho docs not know me. If he thinks
he will And rest with me he is very
much mistaken. What do young people
want of rest they need excitement
and activity. I shall cure him of his
sentimcntalisms. But we will humor
him for the present."
"Agnes," said Angie, with a look of
pain, "that man offers you a beautiful
affection. It is wrong for you to depre
"Oh, you don't know anything about
him," she said, tossing her head in en
jojment of Angle's discomfiture. "It
takes n. woman of my knowledge of
human nature to see through such a
man. no is simply flattering me to
predispose me in his faor. And now
I want you to do something for me, dear.
I w ant you to ia itc him here to-night.
You know you tell fortunes beautifully
with tea grounds. I want you to tell
him his fortune, terminating with this
affair of tho letter, and when you have
aroused him to a. high pitch of anxiety,
concerning my reply, I, will step intp
tJie) rropiPi quite' by accident, and youj
of course, will be taken aback and re
Angie, mastering tho feeling of re
t olt with which her friend's cold-blooded
reception of her 6ultor had inspired
her, entered into her plans with an as
turned seriousness that awakened In
Agnes an unpleasant suspicion that she
was amusing herself at her expense.
"At any rate, I shall laugh last,"
Angio sent for Mr. Ellard, nnd hav
ing dressed in a simple white gown
with a dash of pink, that threw a pretty
glow beneath her eyes, waited among
tho cushions of tho divan. Agnes had
arrayed herbclf elaborately in nn im
ported costume, displaying her figure
to its greatest advantage.
Tho electric bell rang nnd narry was
announced, IIo was visibly embar
rassed, but Angle's frank and cordial
reception soon put nim at ease, and
presently when she kindled tho' tiny
alcohol fiamo beneath tho brass' 'tea
pot, "saying: "I nm going to brew you
a cup of tea, and if you don't mind the
grounds I will tell your fortune," he
had quite recovered his selfposscsson,',
"I shall be glad to have you do so," he
replied, "for I am ery desirous of
knowing my fate." Angio glanced
towards tho portieres, which trembled
'noticeably. Ills eyes followed hers, nnd
he said: "There seems to bo a draft,
Is tho wl udow open ? Do you feel ohllly ?
I will close It." And he arose with
alacrity to cross the room.
"Oh no! no!" said Angle, precipi
tately, "you must not that is, I mean
I nm not chilly." Then she began to
talk rapidly to conceal her confusion,
while ho sat down, looking ot her cu
riously. After1 he had disposed of I his tea sho
ordered him toTerorse. tho'cup on tho
saucer nnd durn it 'three, times; this,
ho did, wondering what motive had
prompted her to select this peculiar
method of entertainment. As ho
handed her the cup she said, impressive
ly: "I see a young man; ho has writ
ten a letter." nero her auditor colored,
evading her glance. "He has written it
in great haste," sho continued, "and
ery carelessly, which he should not
have done, considering tho Importance
of its substance." At this point they
were interrupted by a cough from tho
portiers. Harry Ellard looked at her
steadily. "Angio, is there some one be
hind thoso curtains?"
"Don't interrupt," was the reply.
"Listen to what I havo to say. Tho
young man neglected to address tho let
ter further thtjh the Christian name of
the lady for whom it was intended. It
was returned to him, and this morn
ing tho lady received It in a somewhat
demoralized condition. Tho lady loves
you very, very much, and her answer "
Tho portiers were thrown opart and
Agne3 stepped out, just in time to see
him knock tho teacup from Angle's
hand as he made a wild dash towards
"Angie ycu hoax!" ho cried, cover
ing her in his big arms nnd holding
the face of the struggling girl where
he could kiss her lips over anVl over
again, "why didn't you tell me at once
that you had received the letter?"
"Because because" turning her
head with difficulty nnd glancing nt
Agnes, "I did not receive the letter at
all; it went to Agnes."
"But you know it was for you."
"I suspected but you had tho 'g' in
the wrong place" But at this point
Agnes passed out of the room, slam
ming the door. 1
SPREES AT A CHURCH FESTIVAL.
Contracted for by Subscription In tho
Ulihiehnid VlUago of Obcrrliigcihoim.
It is u custom of the country in Ger
many to get drunk at the consecration
of a new church. This custom has
been regarded as unlovely and un
Chii&tian by many influential Germans
of the new sctiool, most notably by Em
peror William II., but still it remains
unrcformed, and tho comic weeklies do
not tito of depicting the scenes, in and
out of tho police court, that follow the
consecration sprees and flghts. Some
three w eeks ngo the festival of a new
church was celebrated in Oberringcl
hciin, in the Rhine country. In antici
pation of the usual trade in exhilarat
ing liquors a saloonkeeper who docs
business near the snered edifice ader
tiijed thus in the Rhineland Obsener:
"Jacob Mullcr herewith pledges him
selffor a subscription price of three
maths (75 cents) to serve every one
of his.gucsts with as much wine ns he
can drink on the occasion of the church
"Inviting my friends and patrons to
visit, me in response to this request, I
remain, respectfully yours,
Within an hour after the new spapers
containing this advertisement ap
peared, 30 citizens of little Oberringel
helm bought subscription tickets from
Muller. At the current price of or
dinary loose wine in tho Rhine country,
each of the 39 and their colleagues in
this speculation hud to drink 10 large
glassf uls before he could begin to bene
fit by the subscription tariff. The
flnal results of the speculation cannot
be known until the police court reports
of the Oberringelheim district arrive'
with tho newspupors from the con
tinent. uuiy jjovcsicic.
It is not long since the emperor of
Austria definitely settled the succes
sion to the throne on his nephew, Arch
duke Otto, passing oer the latter's eld
er brother, Francis Feidinand, becaus?
ho was on the point of death from con
sumption. Francis is apparently re
covering his health, however, and it
Is hinted that he was not suffering so
much from consumption as from blight
rd affection, ne has long wished to
marry Archduchess Stephanie, the wid
ow of Crown Prince Rudolph, whos-j
tragic death at Meyerling a few years
ngo will be recalled, and ho was con
stitutionally debarred from doing so
while ho remained in the'directlino of
succession to tho throne.
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